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Microtek ScanMaker 3800

Microtek ScanMaker 3800
alaScore 72

30 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Microtek ScanMaker 3800. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Microtek ScanMaker 3800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Microtek ScanMaker 3800


alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Microtek ScanMaker 3800 from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on

43% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microtek 3800 ScanMaker Flatbed ScannerMicrotek 3800 ScanMaker Flatbed Scanner

Jul, 2018

Expert review by (

Microtek ScanMaker 3800


This affordable unit produces scans with good color and clear details in both print and on-screen images.

Aug, 2001

Expert review by (

Microtek ScanMaker 3800


Just before we started this story, we went to our local CompUSA and purchased the cheapest flatbed we could find: the Microtek ScanMaker 3800, just under $60. Capable of only 600-dpi images, the 3800 is by no means suitable for professionals who need...

Expert review by : Jaison Lewis (

Microtek ScanMaker 3800


A scanner in every home seems to be the mantra with the scanner companies these days, with scanners available for even the most modest budget. This scanner targets the budget level consumer whoùs looking for something that will digitize his photo...

Cheap, Good features

Not clear, Slow

To check the capabilities of the ScanMaker 3800 we ran a couple of tests. We ran a high resolution leaf scan test to check the detail capture capabilities and clarity. Though the scanner had all the colours right, it produced a picture which wasn't...

Dec, 2002

Consumer review (

Microtek ScanMaker 1108-03-520006 Flatbed


Product Specifications

The ScanMaker 3800 has a sleek design that gives you bigger and better performance in a 25 % smaller scanner. 5 Easy-Touch buttons allow you to scan, color copy, and email with one simple touch. You can even save time by scanning up to 4 photos at a time. For added flexibility, you can also purchase a 35 mm transparency adapter as an option to convert those old 35 mm slides and film into photos to share them with family and friends. The ScanMaker 3800 features space-saving EDGE design. Modern metal finish fits in with any office decor. Scan, copy, PDF/OCR, email, and scan-to-web with a simple touch of a button. 5 Easy-Touch buttons make scanning simple, easy and fun. Attach your photos to email in seconds. Turn your color printer into a color copier. Convert your paper documents into MS-Word or Excel or PDF files. Capture trillions of colors for the most accurate shadows and highlights. ScanMaker 3800 provides the most accurate photo reproduction down to the finest detail. It delivers the subtle differences in color that 36-bit scanners can't see.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC
Model:3800/3800 with LightLid 35
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Microtek ScanMaker


Color Depth:48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:14-bit gray/16-bit (64K gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:USB
Interface Type (2nd): None
Max H-Optical Resolution:1200dpi
Max Supported Document Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in/Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Max Supported Media Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in/Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:600dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper/Transparencies / Plain paper / Slides / Bulk objects (such as books) / Film
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies/Plain paper
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.1 or later / Apple MacOS 9.x / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98/ME / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS 8.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 98/2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition/Apple MacOS 9.x / Apple MacOS X / Apple MacOS X 10.1.3 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows 98/ME